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Dec 1, 2012 5:30pm PST
there to support the new president and his bold move to give himself sweeping powers. from egypt, nbc's jim maceda with the latest on that showdown. >> reporter: this was president morsi's day. tens of thousands of his muslim brotherhood and other islamist supporters packed the streets outside cairo university looking more like a political rally than a protest. they needed to show up in big numbers to slow the opposition's momentum and did not disappoint. i think the numbers you see today show the true legitimacy is with president morsi, he said. they applauded morsi's controversial decree giving him near absolute power as well as a draft constitution, which human rights experts warn could seriously limit freedoms of speech, religion, and women's rights. they are against islam and don't want islamic law said this protester. we want islamic law. while clashes between pro and anti--morsi protesters in alexandria left at least a dozen wounded, here in cairo one of the largest islamist demonstrations ever was peaceful. meanwhile, in tahrir square several hundred tired morsi opponents tried to keep up
Dec 25, 2012 6:30pm EST
notable breaks from tradition. our report from nbc's jim maceda in london. >> reporter: queen elizabeth began this, her 60th christmas on the throne, as she has every other, at a morning church service near her country estate with prince philip and other royals in tow. afterwards, she greeted some of the several hundred who'd waited hours to see the royals at christmas. but today, there were missing places at their christmas lunch table. prince harry is off fighting in afghanistan while william and kate spent their day with the duchess' parents and siblings in kate's hometown, a shocking breach of protocol? hardly. >> they want to do their own thing. and the queen is kind of a 21st century queen. she kind of allows that. >> reporter: so 21st century, her christmas message was broadcast in 3-d, a first. >> this past year has been one of great celebration -- >> reporter: aired as always at precisely 3:00 p.m., the queen reflected on a remarkable year and reign, the diamond jubilee celebrations and the london olympics where she co-starred with international athletes and that other british
Dec 1, 2012 11:00am PST
been facing wide-spread unrest over that decree that expands his presidential powers. nbc jim maceda is in cairo for us on this saturday. jim, these morsi reforms were to be a test of his strength of the muslim brotherhood strength. how did they do? >> well, you're right. this was a crucial day for president morsi and his muslim brotherhood supporters. they needed a massive turnout today at that rally kind of to stem the momentum of the opposition, which, as we have reported, has seen hundreds of thousands of secular, moderate egyptians, leftists, christians all turning out in that iconic tahrir square on at least two occasions this past week alone. and which tonight, by the way, is continuing its ten-city occupation of the square. but today really did belong to morsi supporters. their show of support was very big in the tens of thousands, perhaps 100,000 or more outside cairo university and had the feeling of a political rally. waving flags, carrying banners and chanting slogans and some clashes between pro and anti-morsi groups, but up in alexa alexandria, not in cairo. overall, ve
Dec 1, 2012 12:00pm PST
of the muslim brotherhood and other islamists rallied behind mohamed morsi. nbc's jim maceda is in cairo with the latest on that. >> hi, craig. supporters really needed a massive turnout today at their rally to stem the momentum of the opposition, which has seen hundreds of thousands of real mix of secular, moderate, leftist, liberal, christian and other minority egyptians who have been filling up tahrir square over the past week and which tonight, by the way, continues its ten-city occupation of the square. today in the end belonged to morsi supporters. their show of support was big, at least in the tens of thousands, perhaps 100,000 or more outside cairo university and it really had the feel of a political rally. there were people waving flags, carrying banners and chanting pro-morsi sloegers. there were some clashes reported, not in cairo, but in the north in alexandria between pro and anti-morsi groups. overall, however, the day was peaceful. that's because the muslim brotherhood is much more focused on politics than on protests. it wants to see as quickly as possible the ratificatio
Dec 5, 2012 4:00am EST
, jim. thank you very much. nbc's jim maceda. we arelating for the latest numbers out of the uk. we did see the numbers coming a bit earlier. so in about two second we'll get the uk numbers. this is it. they're out. uk services pmi down to 50.2. it was 50.6 in october. the reuters poll 51.1, the lowest since december 2010. the contraction territory, 49.6. october 52.9. that's the lowest since december 2010 as well. it means the composite pmi is upside, because we did see slightly stronger than expected manufacturing numbers. the dominant sector growing last month at its slowest pace in nearly two years. let's get reaction to that from julian who is still with us. >> i think the view of my uk colleagues has been that we are going to see some slight contraction to uk gdp in the fourth quarter after the very strong number that you had in q3. so that kind of pmi news i think would be consistent with that view. i think it goes to show that confidence is still quite fragile, and we do need to see some generalized improvement in global confidence to emerge over the course of the first few mont
Dec 6, 2012 10:00am PST
to address the nation later today. nbc's jim maceda is live in cairo. jim, what is the latest on what i know is a fast-moving story? >> reporter: hi there, chris. president morsi, as you say, was to broadcast a recorded statement on tv about 2 1/2 hours ago. that has not yet happened. he's expected to talk about and explain his moves over the past two weeks, starting with that controversial decree of november 22nd. recall that's the one that gave him the monopoly on power. he's expected, according to the experts here to offer the opposition a way out of the mess, which was floated yesterday by morsi's vice president. it's a compromise where both sides would work on amending those contentious, about 15 contentious articles of draft constitution, bud but they'd both agree on the specific december 15th day for the referendum. right out in both sides are very, very far apart. meanwhile, tense here but a lot calmer, chris, around the presidential palace tonight than it was yesterday at this time. the fighting has eased up, as you said, there is now republican soldiers, forces, guards, around that
Dec 5, 2012 11:00am PST
of demonstrators at the palace and president morsi reportedly slipped out a back door. we have more from jim maceda in cairo. >> reporter: tamron, this is what many here feared would happen. street battles breaking out between the morsi supporters and demonstrators. last night, it was opposition that seemed to score big, bringing out tens of thousands in to the streets and then of course marching on the presidential palace where eventually morsi andรง his riot police were seen actually beating a tactical retreat leaving the palace grounds in the hands of baffled anti-morsi protesters. some of whom then erected tents as they have done in tahrir square. today it was the muslim brotherhood's turn calling a count count counterdemonstration and it wasn't long before they overwhelmed the 100 or so others demonstrating there. some tweeting from the palace areas said that the brotherhood chased off the protesters with clubs and stones leaving several bleeding in the streets and broken glass in their wake, as well. but tamron, even as this was unfolding yards away, it appears that the morsi government blin
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